Winter holiday activities

The ships of the Vikings are known all over the world. They allowed the Scandinavians to travel farther than ever before, and leave their mark on world history, whether they went on raids or on adventurous trade voyages.

There are many exciting experiences and activities for the whole family at the Viking Ship Museum during the winter holiday from 11 - 26 February 2023

» Check out the full programme in the calendar.

Digital immersion

Listen to the exciting stories about Viking ships and their voyages in the Museum’s audio guide. The guide is designed for the whole family. The stories can be heard on three different levels, which are aimed at different age groups and how much time you have planned for your visit to the Museum.

You can hear the stories via the Museum app ‘Useeum’ on your own smartphones. The app is available for free download.

You can also try your hand at the digital game, MuseumMystery, where you have to help stop a sneaky thief by solving riddles and discovering which artefact he is planning to steal from the Museum.

Exhibitions for all

In the interactive exhibition, ‘Climb Aboard’, you can hop on board two Viking ships and experience a sea voyage over the open ocean. The ships are equipped for both raiding and trading. Look in the ships’ chests to see what the Vikings brought with them on their long voyages.

In the Museum’s basement, you can see two special exhibitions. ‘In the wake of the Vikings’ tells the story of how the five Skuldelev ships have formed the Viking Ship Museum. How this unique find has been of critical importance for maritime archaeology in Denmark and been the driving force behind wide-ranging archaeological experiments with reconstruction and sailing.

The exhibition, ‘In Smoke and Flames – the Battle of Fehmarn Belt, 1644’ tells the dramatic story of the fateful naval battle in 1644, where the Danish fleet suffered a painful defeat and three ships were sent to the bottom of the sea. The Viking Ship Museum’s maritime archaeologists have investigated the remains of the sunken ships, giving us a much better picture of what happened to the ships and their crews.

Café Knarr

Café Knarr serves food prepared after the principles in ‘New Nordic Viking Food’. We use ingredients that were known to the Vikings so there are no potatoes, tomatoes or cucumber but plenty of flatbread, angelica, sea buckthorn and pearl barley.

If you’re feeling hungry, enjoy a break in the cosy and warm surroundings at the café.

Winter Holiday Activities
11th – 26th February 2023

Activities are aimed at families with children between the ages of 6-14 and take place indoors at the Viking Ship Hall.

Open daily: 10.00 - 16.00

10.00 - 16.00: Journey Out - adventure journey on your own (discovery set + prize DKK 25)
11.00 - 11.45: Tour in English
11.30 - 12.00: Family tour in Danish
12.30 - 13.00: In the footsteps of the maritime archaeologist
14.00 - 15.30: Color workshop

Family ticket for 2 adults and all children under 18: 230 DKK
Adult: 125 DKK
Season pass:180 DKK
Children 0 – 17 years: always free entry

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde:
Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde, tlf.: + 45 46 300 200